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July 11, 2003
(410) 516-0767

Johns Hopkins to Offer
Joint MS/MBA Program for Biotechnology

New Degree Program to Focus on the
Science and Business of Biotechnology

Beginning in September 2003, the Johns Hopkins University will offer a new dual MS/MBA Biotechnology degree that will prepare students for a variety of careers in biotechnology and related bioscience industries that integrate science and business.

The program -- the first of its kind in the Mid- Atlantic region -- is a partnership between the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Johns Hopkins Business, the largest academic unit within the School of Professional Studies. The new program will promote integration between the fields of science and business administration and provide graduates with the combined science and managerial skills needed to serve effectively in a variety of professional settings.

"Success in the biotechnology field requires deep knowledge in both the sciences and business that only an integrated program such as ours can provide," said Lynda Y. de la Vi&ntilda;a, associate dean and director of Johns Hopkins Business. "We are excited about launching this critical partnership with the sciences, furthering Johns Hopkins' national prominence in the field."

With established programs in bioinformatics, business of medicine and biotechnology enterprise, the dual degree fulfills a Johns Hopkins-wide mission of educating future leaders in the science and business community.

"The biotechnology industry is the key to the state of Maryland's economic future and of greater critical importance now than ever before," said Deborah Cebula, assistant dean for Advanced Academic Programs at the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. "Through the marriage of science and business in this new MS/MBA program, we strengthen our competitive position by creating a highly educated workforce."

Students admitted to the dual degree program will receive both a Master of Science in Biotechnology and a Master of Business Administration at the completion of the program. All classes will be held at the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus.

For more information about the MS/MBA Biotechnology program, contact Lynn Johnson Langer at 301-294-7063, Douglas Hough at 410-516-2324, or send e-mail to businessbiotech@jhu.edu.

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